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Films // Coming up // Phantom Parrot with Zoom Q&A (12A)
24 May

Phantom Parrot with Zoom Q&A (12A)

Dir. Kate Stonehill | 2024 | 89 mins plus Q&A | English 

When a human rights activist, returning to the UK, has his electronic devices confiscated by border authorities, it highlights an unsettling programme of state surveillance.

Muhammad Rabbani is the Director of CAGE, a human rights organisation that fights discrimination in the so-called ‘War On Terror’. He travels around the world and is trusted with highly sensitive personal information by people in vulnerable situations. On one occasion, while returning to the UK from an overseas trip, he was stopped at the border and threatened with imprisonment if he didn’t hand over the passwords to his electronic devices. He refused. Phantom Parrot reveals a covert form of surveillance involving collaboration between the tech industry, police and security services. With insight provided by people who work with these technologies, this film is a must-see for anyone who cares about civil liberties in the digital age.

This film is shown in collaboration with Falmouth & Penryn Welcome Refugees - find out more information on the work they do here:

Phantom Parrot with Zoom Q&A (12A)

Friday 24th May, 7.30pm

Tickets: £9.00/£7.50/£7.00

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.


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